Windows 8.x - Windows 10 Page fault in nonpaged area - Adobe Flash Player - Video Player

Hi, while i'm fixing IEMGD Add-on i have tested few things:

-BSoD with page fault error can't be fixed on win 8-10. It's an internal video driver bug that appears with restart  PC function randomly. In the first moment i thinked the problem was the new hybrid solution for restart\start pc but also disabling it the problem remain. Then i tested the editing of paging file with +1,5XRam (my pc has 2gb and the page file should be 3GB).
At the end of the tests: I can't find a solution with a closed source driver. Sorry :(
Workaround: don't use restart pc function or reduce\disable error dump (disable kernel debugger)
Option 1) BSoD will be always available but no dump file will be created
control panel->system->Advanced Settings->Startup in Advanced Tab->Settings button:
Option 2) Disable Kernel Debugger (disable all kernel errors: BSoD)
Open MS-DOS prompt with Admin Rights: bcdedit -debug off ->Reboot to apply it
Option 3) Edit BSoD Color and face
NotMyFault: Program 
Other Info: here

-Adobe Flash Player: windows and browsers are changing the way to support video streaming. Now HTML5 is new standard and expecially internet explorer is removing hardware rendering on adobe flash files.
I have just used a new web browser: QupZilla that doesn't support HTML5  but has a good basic ads remover and plays Adobe videos with hardware render. 720p videos are now playable (note access to youtube account and edit the dashboard)
Hidden Dashboard

High Quality

Remove widgets

-VideoPlayer: Still good MPHC with LAV codec,  Render Enhanced Video (NOT CUSTOM), DXVA2 Enabled from internal filter\decoder video
On asus 1101ha isn't possible to play videos in power saving mode <1000MHz. I belive is a OS stability problem

-Win10 10130 video app uses GMA500 hardware rendering installing specific codec but the performance isn't still good just wait RTM version 29 July 2015 and check results

Latest News
ChangeLog Driver for XP (Q4 2015):
-Fixed incorrect video output detection (require always system restart)
-Working Backlight Fn Button Keys (inverted after hybernation or sleep mode)
-Intel Try Icon (optional)
-Fixed Uninstaller (now the voice is present in remove programs and functions area)
Note: SleepMode Mode and VGA Port tested and working

ChangeLog Driver for 7/8/8.1/10 (ext. Q4 2015): Minor Update
-Disabled WPF Hardware rendering
-IEMGD Add-on updated
-Fixed installer with Win8-Win10 release
-Trying to Fix bug with restart function under Win8/8.1/10 (impossible to fix)
Note: SleepMode Mode and VGA Port tested and working

ChangeLog Optimus IEMGD 1.2 (ext. Q4 2015)
-Workaround for Mesa 3D in Software Rendering mode
-Advanced section enabled (various new settings)
-Left click menu to change brightness quicky or change rendering mode

ChangeLog Optimus IEMGD 1.2.1 (ext Q2 2016)
-Added some function of GMA500Hidden Settings in the program+ Win Settings  ONLY for personal experiments (i still don't know if this release will be the last or 1.3 will be: The only thing that remain is CPU overclock and fanspeed control but this require a lot of time to study access to embedded hardware. Sorry :| Wait and see)

Tested only with my asus 1101ha :) Test are complete but i need time to program Iemgd Add-on
No more test will be done! The best gma500 support is still in Windows 7 (opengl fully supported and directx backcompatibility for older games). If you don't like win7 graphic try trasformation packs
Thank you for supporting and downloading from gma500booster.blogspot

Legacy Backlight and my strange ideas For Windows and Intel

Another day playing with my device :) I'm improving my programming language knowledge but i'm still at a basic level. Anyway few peolpe share informations and i want to know more.
Let's start with some cheats: Exported from EeeCtl and are replicable also with RWeverithing program
/* kiwidrew's work */
#define EC_ST00                         0xF451 // ACPI: Temperature of CPU (C)
#define EC_SC02                         0xF463 // ACPI: Fan PWM duty cycle (%)
#define EC_SC05                         0xF466 // ACPI: High byte of fan speed (RPM)
#define EC_SC06                         0xF467 // ACPI: Low byte of fan speed (RPM)
#define EC_SFB3                         0xF4D3 // ACPI: Flag byte containing SF25 (FANctrl)

#define GPIO_PIN_VOLTAGE        0x0066 //

#define EC_FPWMH1                       0xFE26
#define EC_FPWML1                       0xFE27

This info was present also in intel documents
Path: Bus 0 Device 2 (Intel VGA Card)
Path where insert Brightness Level:  0xF4
Value Setted by EeeCtl:
UltraBright: FF the maximum value for brightness
Bright: B2
Medium: 7F
Low: 4C
Lowest: 19

Accepted values: 1-99 (1-15=really low values) and combination 0;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9; A;B;C;D;E;F

2)Replacing Windows Kernel 10 with Kernel 6.4 (Win 10 old preview. Maybe it can reduce BSoD under Win10? NOT STILL TESTED), HAL and setting a Multi-OS Boot (reduce BSoD under win10??? not tested and some problems may appear)
Thanks to MSDN:
ps. bcedit command is also used to remove digital firm check, insert F8 function on boot for Win8 and many other things Windows 10 last release is really more stable and doesn't require kernel downgrade

3)Replacing Video Basic Driver under Win 7:NOT STILL CHECKED but my aim is to use in Software Rendering IEMGD XP version and in Hardware Rendering IEMGD 7 version. Really cool but need more time to check if it is possible.

4)Fan Speed and Temperature Controller: Part of Embedded Controller need more time to understand if is possible to use also a powershell script to manage it

5)Registry Settings for Win 8-10 that I have to test: (i reported here to remember them)
(Because newer Os uses DWM and should be a problem for GMA500)
REG_DWORD 10 = default ;  0 = disable VSync control
DWORD value 1=Disabled Hardware acceleration ; 0=Enable Hardware acceleration
DWORD Value min0 max16
Default: 4 
-Intel Performance Mode: Enabled by default
-Triple Buffer
-Try to disable\enable some Hardware Codec Rendering
-Risparmio Energetico prestazioni multimediali MSDN
-Brightness check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Services\ Monitor\ Parameters\
-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager \Memory Management\SecondLevelDataCache
Check: Under XP with Atom Z520 L2 Cache isn't recognized. So win uses standard value=0 that is 256K. Anyway Atom Z520 has L2 cache= 512K   Performance Improve= +0,5%
-Selezionate la voce "Computer"(menù avvio)->"Proprietà"->"Protezione Sistema"->"Configura".
-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager \Memory  with pagingfile turned off ClearPageFileAtShutdown=0

More things will be described when i will find some strange solution.

In order to my decision about closing GMA500 Support at the end of this year (2015), 
My Blog is under a full MAINTENANCE!
Note. The only project that will remain alive will be Optimus IEMGD (ext.2016)
POSTs  will be fixed or Upgraded and added at the following list:
-Feature,overclock gma and games sections fixed
Moving some post to reorder-> check 
-Eliminated battery post: not usefull.
-Fused Gma500Hidden Setting webpage with intel GMA overclock post..not still fixed
Last RoadMap: (Pending Projects)
-IEMGD 1.18 Final Revision: [Minor Upgrade]
*Extended Support for US15 platform for Windows 7\8\8.1\10 (on march i will close my tests for Win 10 and probably final release will be available Q3 2015 because i can't still know if it will compatible with win10 RTM version).
*Updated Installer with framework 3.5
-IEMGD 1.18 XP  Rev 0.2 beta: [Experimental but Good Upgrade]
*Reduced Package 
*added a new installer and fixed unistaller
*added tryicon for brightness and VGA port support (workaround fixes)
Note XP driver doesn't support hardware decoding for Adobe Flash and DXVA2 but has a good software rendering (it can be used also in win7)
-2016: The blog will be revisited,cleaned and refreshed.
-Optimus IEMGD 1.2 (probably Q3 2015) adding some extra feature

Ext. Dates:
IEMGD XP->Q3\Q4 2015: Actual status 79%
IEMGD 7-8-10->Q4 2015: Actual status 10% (really few time and i need to test it on win10 and 7)
Optimus IEMGD 1.2-> Q1 2016.. before complete this release i need to close support for iemgd (be's an hobby not my work :D )

+Optimus IEMGD 1.1 is out! 31 Jan 2015 (NEW FRAMEWORK 4.5)
+Updating GMA500Booster Dropbox Cloud: some problems may occur with direct downloads
+On windows 8.1 (my actual os) Opera Browser new update 26 (Jan 2015) LOST Hardware Video Deconding like Internet Explorer and Chrome! (Bad news!)
+Windows 10 Test: Great features were showed but i don't think our pc will be able to run it.
In the old build of Tech Preview this was my score for GPU but also CPU wasn't so brillant...i will take a new test with the RTM version

Welcome to the first Unofficial GMA 500 Driver Support  website for Windows!
This project started in August 2012 when I thought,for the first time, that informations about this GPU were fragmentary and available on too many forums with too many pages!
So finally I decided to upload all into one blog  where people could find easily and quickly news and optimized drivers.
From that day over 200.000+ visitors, from all over the world, saw the first GMA 500 blog for Windows. Thank you!
In this website you can find also all you can need to make your GMA 500 faster and INTEL ATOM Tips.
I talk about many things that you can read on older pages as how to: improve fsb; improve ram,video,windows,web performance;ect ect. So it's better that you read all the blog before write a comment! (34 posts aren't too much).
The driver available here is programmed by Official Intel Embedded Team and fixed by me for a perfect fit on US15 platform (small form factor of US15W: GMA500 Devices).
Actually my release is compatible with various devices but please confirm,writting a comment, if your notebook\pc isn't in confirmed supported list
All stuff posted is tested by my trusted device ASUS 1101HA (for this reason i can't guarantee correct operations on other netbook\pc).
All trademarks and\or logos contained in the website's sections belong to their owners.
For any copyright issues or advice don't hesitate to contact me using the appropriate button.
On April 2013 Intel Embedded Team seems to have dismiss US15 support so my latest fixed driver package is builded on May 2014!
I will update all my projects to the definitive versions in 2015-2016.

ITA.Questo sito nasce dalla voglia di rendere più facilmente reperibili informazioni e nuovi driver ottimizzati per la scheda video INTEL GMA 500.
Tutto il materiale postato su questo canale è completamente gratuito e testato dal mio fedele Asus 1101HA. Per tal Motivo non posso garantirne il corretto funzionamento su altri dispositivi nè mi assumo eventuali rischi per danni a cose o persone causati dall'uso improrio delle instruzioni contenute nelle varie guide.
Tutti i marchi e\o loghi,disegni ed immagini contenuti nelle sezioni appartengono ai rispettivi proprietari per eventuali problemi di copyright o consigli non esitate a conttattarmi tramite l'apposito pulsante.

If you like my work consider to:
  1. Put +1 on Google is free and much appreciated (this will help people to find this blog)
  2. Share blog's link in other forums/social networks
  3. Make a donation to offer me a coffee :)
  4. Share New Tips
Blog's IEMGD 1.18  Spread Chart (Aug-Jan 2014):
Total Download = above 5000+
Windows 7\8\8.1 Users: 59%
Windows XP Users: 41%



IEMGD 1.18  7/8*/8.1*/10*
Core 04/04/2013 Revision March 2015
Official Intel 7/8*/8.1*/10*
IEMGD 1.18 XP/Vista*/7*
Core 04/04/2013         Revision March 2015
Official Intel XP/Vista*/7*
Official Intel Vista
OpenGL Package             For Official Intel  Win7
Mesa 3D OpenGL 32bit Software Win8/8.1/10
3.3 (build 10.0.2)
Optimus IEMGD        7/8/8.1/10
    *Compatibility Mode

Drivers compiled with Intel Embedded Driver Suite with small fixes for mobile US15 Platform
How to Install:
1)Download and UnRar package (for example with WinRAR)
2)Run Setup
3)Select your display max resolution and follow instructions
Note. If any problem occurs with installer just try to install the driver manually via control panel\device manager\Update video card driver
P.S. More info HERE
Tip (7). To Accelerate Setup Process check "Restart Automatically" Box, "OK" and Accept Unsigned Driver
Note. To Add HDMI Audio Support just Download from your online device support area the video driver package and extract the HDMI folder! Install the files from Windows Device Manager.
If you like these sources Click Google +1 or think to donate ;)

How to Uninstall:
Control Panel\Programs and functions
Note.If any problem occurs with the driver, uninstall it via Windows Safe Mode to restore Microsoft Default Video Driver

Bugs Report:
Windows XP
-Inverted Backlight Control by Fn button (Minor Bug)
-VGA enabled only booting OS with video cable plugged-in (Minor Bug)
Windows 7
-No Backlight Control by Fn button after hibernation or Suspension (Minor Bug)
Workaround: Use Windows Software Backlight control or restart video driver via Optimus IEMGD or manually from device manager
-VGA port enabled only running Intel Graphic Tool (Minor Bug)
Windows 8
-Random BSoD: Really suggested to upgrade OS or better to install Windows 8.1
-No Backlight Control by Fn button after hibernation or Suspension (Minor Bug)
-VGA port enabled only running Intel Graphic Tool (Minor Bug)
-OpenGL Hardware Accelerated not SUPPORTED (Only Software Rendering)
-Metro Apps don't use harware acceleration (Microsoft problem)
Windows 8.1
-No Backlight Control by Fn button after hibernation or Suspension (Minor Bug)
-VGA port enabled only running Intel Graphic Tool (Minor Bug)
-Metro Apps loading with some graphic problem (Minor Bug)
-BsoD when restarting PC (Minor Bug)
Workaround for a faster reboot: Disable error dump from Control Pannel
-OpenGL Hardware Accelerated not SUPPORTED (Only Software Rendering)
-Recent App display may returns BSoD (disable this feature from Windows bar\properties)
-Metro Apps and Internet Explorer  don't use hardware acceleration (Microsoft problem)
Windows 10
-Same problems of Windows 8.1 plus Kernel  Issue (BsoD).
-This OS isn’t suggested because isn’t stable with Intel EMGD.

FAQ  (Frequently asked questions)
Is my device compatible?
The Driver works with many devices (Asus,Acer,Dell,Nokia,Viliv,ect.) but not with all because some Display uses different settings so you can only test and report if it works!
This is an incomplete list of confirmed working devices with IEMGD rev.2014 for Win 7\8\8.1:
Auto Configuration works on: Acer AO751H -Asus 1101HA - Asus 1201HA -Archos 9 PC Tablet - Dell Mini 1010 - Kohjinsha SX3 -MSI U115 - Nokia Booklet 3G-Viliv S5, Sony Vaio P VGN-P720K , Sony VGN-P29VN_Q,  ect ect.
Probably working with IEMGD rev 0.3 for Win 7/8/8.1 (need confirm) Sony Vaio X, Fujitsu devices and Asus T91MT
Tablets\netbooks\notebook that requires CUSTOM Mode in IEMGD Add-on:
Probably some of Sony Devices
N.B.The Driver doesn't work with GMA600 due to the different platform!

Got black screen with IEMGD or Strange colors view? This mean that common settings doesn't work with your device (write a comment)
Uninstall it from:
A)Control Panel (if Windows shows desktop)
B)Start Windows in Safe Mode -> Control Panel
C)Windows Recovery Console
D)If you have windows 8\8.1: restart manually pc after the windows boot with black screen for 3 times. At the next boot will appear Windows Tool\Go do advanced Setting and select Restart in Safe Mode
Try to fixing the problem:
If you know your display panel settings use Intel CED or IEMGD Add-On Custom mode to create a new profile for the driver (please share working profiles!) [MORE info in IEMGD Editor SECTION]
If you are not good at computer simple check on Google if someone make a specific configuration for your device (Googling: EMGD for YOURDEVICE) than share with us that driver!
ITA.Forse alcuni di voi si saranno chiesti il perché su alcuni pc il driver non funziona correttamente (ad es. con schermo nero,colori psichedelici o schermo tremante) e la risposta è semplice: il file igdlh32.inf non contiene le configurazioni corrette per tutti i display. Il driver richiede le informazioni specifiche del monitor se l'EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) non è completo (poco importa se la marca del pc asus,acer o altro questo parametro dipende dal display che durante la produzione è stato inserito)
L'attuale configurazione delle mie build prevede questo:
1.Il driver richiede alcune informazioni per funzionare al monitor e se disponibili le utilizza
2. Se non disponibili,utilizza i settaggi alternativi .
Il problema avviene,quindi, quando queste informazioni non sono reperibili perchè, in questo caso, il driver passa alle impostazioni di default che non possono garantire il funzionamento corretto su tutti i monitor.
Come potete risolvere? 
1)cercate su Google, o altro motore di ricerca, un driver IEMGD compatibile per il vostro device. In giro ci sono molti Publisher e se volete condividete con noi il file igdlh32.inf contenuto nella cartella LPCO.
2)Sviluppate una configurazione funzionante tramite Intel CED o tramite IEMGD Add-On. Come si fa? Scaricate AIDA64,leggete l'ID del monitor e poi cercate su Internet il datasheet del pannello. All'interno del file digitale troverete tutte le informazioni richieste.

Difference between WinXP\7 vs Win7\8 drivers:
WinXP\7 driver is DVXA 1.0 compatible and has better software rendering while Win7\8 driver has full support to DVXA 2.0 and better hardware rendering(reduce CPU usage).
On Asus devices, if you use XP driver on Windows 7, have to install SHE FiX to restore Power Saving

Difference between IEMGD and Intel Default drivers:
You can read more specs in Features section but essentially IEMGD has more apps\games compatibility, bugfixes, OpenGL 2.0 support and is directly setted for highest performace mode. Anyway some minor bugs are present.

Which is the best O.S. for Intel GMA 500?
Using IEMGD,actually, is MS Windows 7 (better modded  home premium\home basic 32bit)
It's still the best compromise between overall performance and driver features
(read post how to speedup windows)

Which is the latest DirectX available for Intel GMA 500?
Hardware support it until DX9c or DX9L but you may install newer package for bugfixes.
DX9L ,called also DX9Ex, is available only for Windows Vista

Is possible to play 1080p video with Intel GMA 500?
Yes, it is possible with correct video player (see this post)

Is necessary vBios for install this driver?
No, it isn't. The Driver works correctly also without Embedded vBios (Beta).
Embedded Video Bios isn't compatible with Intel Official GMA 500 Driver.
Other Informations are avaiable HERE and IEMGD Editor Section

How to install the MESA3D OpenGL Software Accelerated: This solution is suggested only on Windows 8.x because Hardware OpenGL isn’t supported. Anyway this method has a slow rendering but you will able you to run applications that require OpenGL > 1.1 (Stock Windows). Download the package: Unrar it, overwrite igdogl32.dll in c:\windows\system32 folder and apply registry fix.
Note. when your app requires only max OpenGl 1.1 just rename c:\windows\system32\igdogl32.dll to, for ex, igdogl32disable.dll because Microsoft stock opengl has better performance.

Why Intel GMA 500 is so slow in 3D Graphic?
It is a little bit complicated to say but essentially for GPU low clock and architecture. This kind of platform was develop as MID (Mobile Internet Device): Internet and Media that is exactly what our devices do!
GPU clock seems to be editable only on US15W platform and only before System startup (Read Overclock Section)

Intel Graphics Tool problems?: Upgrading from Official Intel to Embedded Driver without Uninstall the first one causes a wrong copy. Solution: Uninstall the Driver ,Restart pc and reinstall IEMGD

How to use External Monitor Settings: (By Default is setted Clone Mode)
MID = Internal Monitor
Monitor = External Monitor
Single Display= Only a monitor will stay active when video cable is plug-in
Dual Display Clone = Both Monitors show the same Image at the same Resolution and Refresh Rate
Extended Desktop = Each Monitor shows an Image (can be the same if you copy it in extended desktop) and have a proper editable Resolution and Refresh Rate.
For ex. You can see a video1 in MID monitor and a video2 in external Monitor

THANKS TO TESTERS For their TIME! Custom Support is ENDED (no more upgrades).
If you are getting problems with lastest revision try old builds or google for another custom driver.

- Install latest DirectX
- Install latest Net Framework
- Enable Intel Hyper threading
- Disable Paging file (if your pc has RAM >1gb)
- Install 2GB RAM (choose best CAS Latency)
- Install Video Codec Pack + Alternative Video Player
- Overclock your processor and use High Performance mode on Windows 7 settings
- Upgrade Browser,Adobe Flash Player,Silverlight
- Improve DPI if you have a small display with elevated pixel (better view)

Driver for Windows XP beta 0.1: DOWNLOAD
Driver for Fedora 14, Meego 1.2, Meego Wayland, Tizen 1.0: DOWNLOAD
Driver for Windows 7\8\8.1 rev0.2 Jan 2014 DOWNLOAD
Alternative rev 0.1 Driver for Windows 7/8 for ASUS T91MT  by Vladimir Bondarev (
FOR E6xx Processors:
Driver for Windows XP/7 DOWNLOAD
Driver for Windows   7/8 DOWNLOAD
 How to use External Monitor Settings: (By Default is setted Clone Mode)
Windows 8.x Conflicts:

Benchmark (on Z520@1.74GHz with 2GB RAM)

IEMGD 1.18 XP version PREVIEW for 1366x768 display with video output CH7317

This is a little preview of IEMGD 1.18 XP edition revion 0.1.1 (still more things to fix).
Anyway it works only on 1366x768 displays with video output (sDVO) CH 7317...compatible with Asus 1101HA, 1201HA, Acer AO751H and so on.
-Fixed Backlight Problem with Fn button (after hybernation control is inverted on Asus 1101HA but i suppose it's not fixable via software but only via ACPI..really a minor problem)
-Fixed VGA port enabled: Just boot your pc with a cable plugged-in or insert cable->then put windows sleep mode->reactivate windows then run Utilities\EMGDGUI.exe -> Display Config and select Display config Mode (clone,single,ect)

Still remain to do:
Intel Try icon with fast VGA detect workaround and Intel tool
Reduce Package


As always test and report

In final rev0.2: Intel tray Icon, Uninstaller and register fixes
0.2 Internal Debug: Tray icon and functions on windows xp
Setup Plug-in: IEMGD Add-on XP Retrò (Vintage)